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  • Recommended Reading for 25 November, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? disability is a feminist issue by Wheelchair Dancer: This conversation is an icon in the difficult relations of disability and feminism. Study: Too ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Hello Wednesday my old friend. Why I can’t remember that it’s Wednesday until late in the day (at least in my time zone), I will never know. I was going to link an article about a showcase of artwork by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing artists, and then when I re-read the article realised the only artist ...
  • Signal Boost: Text of teleconferences on the Global Disability Rights Library Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you to everyone who participated in USICD’s teleconferences on the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL). We are excited about the enthusiasm for this effort that you brought to the call. Both calls featured lively discussion and generated new ideas and connections that will be invaluable moving forward with the ...
  • University Kicks Student With Down Syndrome Out Of Classroom; Other Students Protest And Are Ignored Frankly, this is shitty behaviour, and I am outraged both on behalf of Eliza, who deserved far better treatment than this, and on behalf of the students in her class who were used as an excuse and a shield by the university who then promptly ignored everything the students said in response.
  • Recommended Reading for November 23, 2010 miss_invisible at Take a little look… (DW): Origins I often find myself wondering when, exactly, everything started. Have I always been dealing with mental illness? Have I always been, to greater or lesser degrees, disabled? At times the wondering borders on obsession, the inability of my anxious mind to let things go making me turn the ...
  • Recommended Reading for 22 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • Dear Imprudence — Strictly Speaking of Protocol I think we can make this short and sweet, so let’s jump right in, shall we? Miss Manners fields a Veterans’ Day Special from Every Military Person, Everywhere! We members of the military would be honored if you could address military funeral etiquette for Veterans Day. Naturally, I jest, but I do take minor exception to members of ...
  • What is Ableism? Five Things About Ableism You Should Know 1. Ableism has a dictionary definition; 2. Ableism can be deliberate; 3. Ableism has an academic definition; 4. Ableism can be accidental – this doesn’t make it okay; 5. Ableism kills.
  • Recommended Reading for 19 November, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? little light at Questioning Transphobia: clamavi ad te. Please note that the post discusses suicide, abuse, and murder of trans people. ...
  • Signal Boost: Web Survey on Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Students in Special Education Via Finding My Way: Journey of an Uppity Intellecutal Activist Crip Web Survey on Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Students in Special Education My name is Mary Lou Bensy, and I am a Doctoral Student and researcher at Hofstra University, located in New York. As part of my Doctoral Dissertation, this ground-breaking research and survey is being ...